Pick, wash and boil dal with salt and turmeric powder in five cups of water.
Clean, wash and chop fenugreek leaves.
Peel, wash and chop onions finely.
Remove stems, wash, deseed and finely chop green chillies.
Peel, wash and chop ginger and garlic.
Remove stems of red chillies. Heat oil in a kadai.
Add whole red chillies and cumin seeds.
When cumin seeds begin to change colour, add onions and green chillies.
Cook till onions are soft and translucent.
Add ginger and garlic, cook for half a minute.
Add the boiled dal.
Bring to a boil and add chopped fenugreek leaves.
Simmer for two minutes and serve hot.